Wisconsin officials reminding voters of steps to obtain ID to vote

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(WFRV) – There will be 96 primaries for county, school district, city, village, and town officials on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wisconsin officials are reminding voters of the steps to obtain an ID to vote.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), most Wisconsin voters already have some form of ID needed to vote, such as a Wisconsin driver license or ID.

There is no separate ‘voter ID’ and a federally-compliant REAL ID card is not required for voting.

Acceptable IDs for voting include not only a driver’s license, but a state card, a military ID, a U.S. passport, tribal cards, and student ID cards.

WisDOT says the first stop for voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID should the DMV’s website, which can be found here.

To check your voter registration status, visit MyVote.Wi.gov by clicking here.

Officials say that those who don’t have an ID to vote in the spring primary should start the process now.

Election day registration is allowed in Wisconsin. Voters will need a photo ID and proof of residency when signing up to vote.

An absentee ballot must be received by election day to be counted.

For more on voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information, or other election information, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s website. For more on the DMV, visit the DMV’s website.

Local 5 will have full coverage of the local primaries and their results on-air and online during primaries on Tuesday, Feb. 18.


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